Nutrient Recovery by Biogas Digestate Processing

Aug 2015

This report reviews various approaches for processing of biogas plant digestate for the purpose of nutrient recovery. It covers both established and emerging technologies and assesses technical performance and where possible economics. Techniques for nutrient recovery from digestate are developing rapidly and aim to improve nutrient management in agriculture and in waste treatment systems.
The report is aimed at biogas plant developers and operators as well as agriculture policy makers and was produced by IEA Bioenergy Task 37. IEA Bioenergy Task 37 addresses challenges related to the economic and environmental sustainability of biogas production and utilisation.